What to do when winter gives you cabin fever? El Pollo Loco Roja!

It’s been a few months since I’ve posted.  I hope to change my frequency in the future.  I have some wonderful cookbooks to try out, some intriguing recipes from the internet to play with, so there should be new posts more often.  I’m also purchasing a new (used) higher quality camera in the very near…

Sometimes you feel like a nut: Almond Chicken (with jasmine rice)

I love Asian food.  I could eat at Chinese restaurants almost every single day if I had the money and someone who wanted to eat at them with me that often.  As seen on Geek Girl, I’ve tried to make many Asian-style dishes at home, and I’ve succeeded in not only making my tummy happy…

Make no bones about it: Buffalo chicken breasts and homemade fries

The Roommate and I like to sometimes go to Wing Stop.  We love their boneless wing deals because there’s more meat and we don’t have to fight with the bones.  We love the spicy wings, the garlic parmesan, Hawaiian, teriyaki, hickory bbq…these are just really good.  However, they’re also costly, and it’s a few streets…

Let me give you a quiche: Chicken and mushroom quiche

I know.  I know.  I haven’t posted nearly enough here in the last few months, but I’ve had a few good reasons.  The first good reason is that on December 15th, I… GRADUATED WITH MY MFA IN CREATIVE WRITING!!!! After graduation was, of course, Christmas, and the only things I cooked for that were two…

Review: The Dog and Duck Pub — Austin, Texas

This is how bad I’ve been off my Geek Girl game lastly.  Back in September — yes, September! — the Roommate and I went to Austin for the free museum day.  We went to the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas and spent several hours there wandering around.  We realized that we had a…

Reviews: Trailer Eateries here in San Marcos, Texas

I haven’t done a review in a while (not since 221 Baker St.), and I feel a little remiss in keeping up with that.  There are other restaurants I want to eventually get back to for review purposes, but I need to get these two little gems done so that people will understand the sheer…

Mouth too full to think of a clever title: Spicy Black Bean Chicken

Several months ago — and I’m talking probably somewhere at the tail-end of 2011 — my roommate decided that since she’d never eaten anything with Serrano peppers and I had never cooked with them, that we needed to buy some and I needed to work some kitchen-fu with them.  So I went into the trusty AllRecipes.com and typed in…

Avengers’ Special: Chicken Shawama and Pita Bread

Well, it’s certainly been a long time since I’ve posted anything here.  I didn’t realize just how long!  GAH!  Bad Geek Girl.  But grad school this semester still kept me busy, and even though I cooked, I didn’t cook near enough to really get photos or anything.  Well, hopefully that will change! So, I’ve seen…

Burns’ Night Feast: Chicken and Mushroom Pie, Kailkenny and Blueberry Tart

Tonight was a first.  After years of somewhat obsessing about the poet Robert Burns because of a Torchwood PBEM roleplaying game, I finally pulled out the stops (for a poor graduate student living at home with her roommate, dog and roommate’s cat) and cooked my first Burns’ Night dinner.  Now, I know that the traditional Burns’…

Chicken Florentine with shallots and mushrooms over farfalle pasta

Last night’s dinner was an oldie but a much MUCH improved goodie.  A long time ago, I’d eaten at Johnny Carino’s (now just known as Carino’s) and had a dish called Chicken Florentine.  It was essentially grilled chicken strips in a cream sauce with herbs and on top of pasta.  There was spinach and mushrooms…

…we’ll grow feathers and cluck: Chicken Katsu and Rice

One of the first ‘new’ and easiest recipes I learned to make after my ex and I split up and I determined that I wanted to prove I could cook was chicken katsu.  A friend of mine made it for me, and I was immediately hooked on it. INGREDIENTS 2-3 chicken breasts 2 cups Panku…